Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aren't they cute!

Lots of pictures of the boys because really, how could I resist?

Leo loves guitars


Jesse was having fun outside today.  We got the tiny pool out yesterday and the boys had a blast!

Leo enjoyed some quiet time inside with a snack.


Slowly but surely

Since I still don't have this drawing done I thought I would just show more progress.  Fun to see it slowly emerge... very slowly!  


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Progress on Jesse's drawing

I'm finally making some progress on this drawing of Jesse.  I need sleep now, but I would really like to finish it tomorrow!  Not sure if I can...  My drawings are on white Bristol paper they just look dark when I take the pictures.  

Okay I really need sleep!

Good night!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sewing Fluff

I made this diaper for Leo over the weekend.  I think he really likes it!  Okay, the truth is I don't think he really cares one bit what's on his bottom.  However I still cant get over how adorable he is in his fluffy diapers!  

For my first three diapering years cloth never appealed to me.  It seemed like way too much work and very yucky too!  After some sudden urge to learn more and way too much time researching online, I finally realized how wrong I was.  I really didn't like the trash bags full of diapers we were putting in the landfill.  So now I get sad when I don't get the diapers washed in time and I have to put a disposable on him, it's just not as fun.  Our stash includes 6 Bumgenius, 2 Softbums with 6 liners (this can be 6 diapers if the outer shell stays clean, but usually is only 2 diapers)  and now his brand new mommy made diaper.  I have 2 more in the works.  they are pocket diapers very like the BumGenius and I am using the Softbum liners for the inserts.  This is the softest diaper we have!

Well maybe he would look just as cute in anything I put on him!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Gourd Art

I have this beautiful gourd in my home until it reaches it's lucky new recipient.  This gourd was made by my mother in law, talented artist Barbara Walker.

Click on the pictures to see them larger.  

I just love having so many amazing artists in my life!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yay for crochet!

I learned to crochet!  I'm so excited.  I tried teaching myself to knit awhile a go and I just couldn't figure it out, so this feels like quite an accomplishment!  I have two scarves in progress, one for me and one for Jesse.  I plan on making one for Leo also and matching mittens for the boys.  

Figuring out how to make a hat was much more complicated for me, but I managed it and learned a lot. This hat fits Jesse, but a bit too pink and frilly. :) I'm thinking we can find a friend to pass it along to.

And doesn't this box look fun! I've been collecting way too many fat quarters. I just like to look at this bin and think of all the things I could make!


Monday, May 11, 2009

I love being a mutter!

Yesterday I had a very nice peaceful Mother's Day.  We ended up just spending the day around the house taking it easy.  Jesse wished me a "Happy Mutter's Day!" and Leo snuggled and climbed on me.  And then Jacob emailed me this card that he made.  I love it!  (Jesse is really into 'rolly polly bugs' right now.)  

Another silly thing.  Yesterday Jesse was in the bathroom and fell against the bathtub.  He was fine but crying so hard I wasn't sure.  Jacob and I rushed in and tried to calm him and make sure he was not injured.  While standing there crying he started eyeing an empty water bottle on the back of the toilet and grabs it and put it up to his eye.  He was trying to catch his tears.  I didn't want him to poke his eye out so I offered to take it and catch a tear off of his cheek for him.  He was so delighted when I showed him his tear he forgot all about crying.  So then of course he was trying to cry to fill the bottle.  

I love my boys!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Harmony

Saturday we went to New Harmony and I got some cute pictures of the boys.  They loved this fountain.  I think Leo really wanted in the water.

I really like this picture of Leo and Jacob.

And here is finally my good shot of Jesse to do a drawing from!!


Quilt time!

Yay! I finally finished all my blocks for my quilt.  Now I am slowly working on squaring them up.  I'm not enjoying this part and I'm afraid I'm taking too much off.  Oh well, I'm just making this up as I go, this is my first big quilt project!  I think this may be somewhere around a twin size when done.  Next will be white sashing between blocks.  I think I will make the sashing large to make the quilt bigger... on to the pictures!

(The blocks are about 13 inches)

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nap time!

I took the boys to a play date this morning.  We all had a great time and I knew Leo would probably fall asleep on the way home.  At a stop light (I promise) I glanced back to check on him and saw this!  I just had to dig out my camera and get a picture!  

Happy Friday!!